This is what revolution looks like! Tasha and the babes at IHL headquarters are very excited to share our new clothing samples for #fashionrevolutionday. Come be a part of the revolution TONIGHT at Oakland's Fashion Revolution Mixer, hosted by Lost & Found - Garden, Beer, Community, Tasty Eats Our founder, Smita Paul, will be there with insight into our world of handloom. Feel samples of our 'khadi' and other handwoven scarves, and learn more about the history, impact, and culture behind this timeless tradition. When:Tonight - March 1, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where:Lost & Found 2040 Telegraph AveOakland, CA 94612
Since India opened its economy in the 90s, the government seems to be repeatedly caught by surprised by the need to protect the collective intellectual property of Indian culture. Years ago, I did a story about how a multi-national chemical company swooped in and patented the active ingredients of the neem tree. The neem tree is omni-present in every village in India and knowledge of it’s uses have been passed down through the ages. Considered sacred, every part of this amazing tree has a use. Most commonly, the twigs are used as a poor man’s tooth brush. My parents grew up using a neem twig to clean their teeth and gums every morning and you can still see small...
We are in town for a full week and already loving the freshness of spring collections on display. Visit us at NYNow for our Spring '14 collection of HANDWOVEN SCARVES.Dates: February 1 to 5 (Sunday - Wednesday), 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily; 5 p.m. close on Wednesday Feb. 5.Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - Global Handmade section. Visit us at DGEXPO for our Spring '15 collection of fine spring weight FABRICS - both special order and in-stock. Dates: February 4 & 5 (Tuesday + Wednesday), 2014. Location: Hotel Penn, 7th Ave & 33rd, 18th Floor, Penntop and Skytop Ballrooms.